MADISON, Wis., Nov. 19, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Alliant Energy and Alliant Energy Chairman, President and CEO Patricia Kampling were recognized by the Women's Forum of New York at the third biennial Breakfast of Corporate Champions for achieving at least 40 percent female representation on the company's board of directors. Alliant Energy, which has a representation of 50 percent women on its board, is among an elite group that was honored at the event.
"The value of a diverse and inclusive board is beyond measure – good solutions become great solutions when broader perspectives reflect the interests of our customers and our investors," said Kampling.
"Our goal is gender parity in the boardroom by 2025," said Janice Ellig, Co-CEO of Chadick Ellig and chair of the event. "So we are giving special recognition to Alliant Energy, one of the true leaders in making this a reality. We need more visionaries like them."
The event brought together an audience of over 500, including CEOs and Board Directors along with business leaders, government officials, thought leaders and influential media in special recognition of forward-thinking companies.
Following the awards presentation, a CEO panel discussion on why and how top U.S. companies should strive for gender parity was moderated by Judy Woodruff of PBS NewsHour. This year's breakfast also included a follow-up symposium moderated by Moira Forbes of ForbesWomen, Cyrus Sanati of Fortune.com and Susanna Schrobsdorff of TIME magazine. The Symposium was a "call to action" for all CEOs, and Nom/Gov Committees to accelerate the number of women into the board room by providing insights from the board, investors and other global influentials.
The symposium closed with a luncheon keynote by Securities and Exchange Commission Chair Mary Jo White.
For more information about Alliant Energy, please visit alliantenergy.com, or to learn more about the Women's Forum of New York or the Women's Forum CEO-Sponsored Database, please visit http://www.womensforumny.org/
About Alliant Energy
Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE: LNT), headquartered in Madison, Wis., provides regulated electric and natural gas service to approximately 950,000 electric and 410,000 natural gas customers in Iowa and Wisconsin. Alliant Energy's mission is to deliver the energy solutions and exceptional service customers and communities count on – safely, efficiently and responsibly. Interstate Power and Light Company and Wisconsin Power and Light Company are Alliant Energy's two public utility subsidiaries. For more information, visit alliantenergy.com.
About the Women's Forum of New York
The Women's Forum of New York is the city's premier organization of women leaders. The invitation-only membership of more than 500 women, representing the highest levels of achievement across all professional sectors from finance to fine arts, is dedicated to the advancement of women's leadership through programs which enrich members lives personally and professionally, through The Education Fund which enables talented women whose potential has been disrupted by extreme adversity to resume their education, and through the Corporate Board Initiative, which extends and expands the contribution of women leaders through corporate board participation. Founded in 1974, the Women's Forum of New York is the flagship of the International Women's Forum, a global organization of nearly 6,000 outstanding women leaders in over 74 Forums around the world.
SOURCE Alliant Energy Corporation